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WhatMatrix has evolved from the popular VirtualizationMatrix and is the first crowdsourced-powered IT comparison community and is changing the consultancy landscape. By providing curated, free and "always-online" technology comparisons by respected industry experts, WhatMatrix significantly reduces the time and cost spent on researching suitable technologies to solve today’s business challenges. Being involved with WhatMatrix instantly raises the profile for both vendors and contributing consultants alike.

VMware launches vRealize Suite 2017 – how does it fare?

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With new evaluation criteria added to our Cloud Management Platform (CMP) comparison at WhatMatrix, it was time to (re)evaluate the latest versions of the different CMP solutions that are included in the comparision. Recently VMware released vRealize Suite 2017, that includes the latest version of the four products that make up this suite. vRealize Suite 2017 […]

SDS & HCI Post-Summer Update (+ early “welcome” to Pivot3)

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You normally would expect the summer to be a quiet period, even for the IT industry. But market dynamics just won’t allow it so it would seem, at least when in comes to the SDS/HCI space. Apart from new software releases there was also the occasional company-related news that made the headlines during the summer […]

Embotics Introduces Enhanced Cloud Governance and Cost Optimization Capabilities

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Embotics vCommander has been updated to version 6.1 and it went straight into the top 3 of our CMP comparison after being evaluated by our CMP team.  vCommander leverages a set of multi-hypervisor virtualization and cloud management capabilities to allow organizations build and implement the framework, DevOps processes, automation, policies, and cloud governance that can result in […]

Red Hat CloudForms – Powerful Cloud Automation (Not Just for Developers)

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Looking back at the various releases of virtualization and cloud management applications that we have evaluated, Red Hat has come a long way. As a company they have grown tremendously, adjusting to evolving market demands and changing perception of “open-source” in the industry – to become the first open-source company to surpass $2 billion in revenue! Their recent track […]

How to evaluate Cloud Management Platforms?

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The promise and the challenge of technology is that it is constantly evolving.  We are very conscious of this at WhatMatrix. Evaluation criteria are under constant review, as they would otherwise quickly lose their relevance. In the case of our Cloud Management Platform comparison, the team has been working on a number of significant updates to […]

Cisco CloudCenter Solidifies Place as leading CMP Solution

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Today we have published the latest updates to the Cisco CloudCenter evaluation, reflecting the most recent capabilities of its 4.8.x release. It is also the first product evaluation that we publicly disclose after our CMP taxonomy update documented in detail here. Cisco CloudCenter has made significant progress since the acquisition of CliQr almost exactly 18 […]

What Public Cloud? New Independent Comparison launched!

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Announcing the Preview Release of Our Latest Comparison: Public Cloud – Compute  #Google Compute vs AWS vs MS Azure vs IBM Cloud WhatMatrix is a community-based IT solutions comparison site.  Our contributing consultants are technology experts who have deep experience with the products they evaluate.  Based on the enthusiastic feedback we’re receiving from users and […]

Amazon, Google & Microsoft Clouds – How to evaluate the new “Technology Gatekeepers”

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Classic IT careers (operating on-premises IT) are disappearing faster than you can say “cloud”. IT professionals with established industry profiles are increasingly absorbed into (often comparably “faceless”) ranks of large public cloud providers. IT Vendors accustomed to launching new products in collaboration with a wide range of potential IT providers see their ‘routes to market’ narrow dramatically. IT consumers are faced […]

Why trust us? + New Cisco Hyperflex 2.5, updated HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix and Microsoft S2D

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“Trusted Comparisons” ..? So who keeps us “straight” ..? The answer might surprise you … yes, our independent Category Consultants and Product Consultants do an incredible job creating, expanding and maintaining the WhatMatrix comparisons. But you would not believe the amount of feedback we receive on a daily basis from visitors like yourself, our extended community! […]

DataCore makes a majestical entrance into the WhatMatrix SDS/HCI category

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Quick history lesson Since 2010 many promising startup companies have emerged showing us new software-defined and hyper-converged ways to implement storage into our ever-growing enterprise IT environments. However, looking back at history, it has to be said that this seemingly new and fresh approach to storage is actually not that new at all. Software-defined storage initiatives […]

Want the best graphical user experience? Five cool features in Citrix XenServer 7.2

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The WhatMatrix team is glad to announce the formal update of XenServer to version 7.2 in our Virtualization comparison – bringing all versions up to the latest releases for comparison. The latest XenServer release comes with an array of improvements that further simplify the user experience and enable even greater platform management scalability. XenServer 7.2 […]

What Virtualization Platform 2017? Red Hat moves into “Top 3” with RHV 4.1!

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Red Hat has done a remarkable job evolving its Virtualization platform over the recent years. While (some) vendors started to sacrifice features or shifted focus onto wider cloud management aspects, Red Hat rightly emphazises that Virtualization continues to be a critical core technology of today’s datacenters. The 4.1 release recently made available, continues to stand […]

New “Cloud Management Platform” updates – compare CloudBolt 7.2 & Oracle EMCC 13c!!

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The fast pace of the Cloud Management Platforms (CMP) market is certainly keeping our community busy. Last week Ronald provided an update on Cisco CloudCenter and this week we have updates for Cloudbolt and Oracle to cover their latest CMP releases. With their 7.2 release, CloudBolt continues to expand their scope of capabilities. They have […]

A closer look at Runecast Analyzer

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Last year at VMworld I talked to the guys of Runecast. Runecast’s primary solution is the Runecast Analyzer. Runecast Analyzer analyses your vSphere environment and will provide you with suggestions on how to optimize the environment. Runecast leverages the VMware knowledge base, existing best practices and security hardening guides. In this blogpost I will have a […]

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